Articles by Helen Knapman

EDF to cut gas prices, but hike electricity bills

Friday, 16 December 2016 | News

EDF customers on a standard variable tariff will see their gas bills fall by up to 12.9% from 6 January 2017, but electricity prices will be hiked by up to 8.4% from 1 March.

Energy prices predicted to keep rising in 2017: switch and fix now

Friday, 16 December 2016 | News

Households are being urged to check their energy prices and consider fixing, as experts warn that gas and electricity prices are likely to continue rising in 2017 by as much as 5%.

Council tax bills can rise by up to 5% in England next year

Thursday, 15 December 2016 | News

Some councils in England have been given the green light to raise taxes by up to 5% in each of the next two financial years.

Hackers steal data from more than 1bn Yahoo accounts

Thursday, 15 December 2016 | News

The data of more than 1 billion Yahoo account holders is believed to have been stolen, the internet company has disclosed.

Shake-up of financial protection rules on the cards

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 | News

A shake-up of the rules that protect consumers when financial services firms go bust has been proposed by the regulator.

Money makeover: "I want to protect my assets for retirement in eight years' time"

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 | Article

Graeme Palmer, 52, lives in northeast London with his partner Geraldine. He aims to retire at 60.

Sequential card numbers to blame for Tesco Bank cyber attack?

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 | News

Sequential card numbers may be to blame for the cyber attack on Tesco Bank, which resulted in 9,000 customers being...

Yodel voted worst delivery firm by Moneywise users

Monday, 12 December 2016 | News

Shoppers have voted Yodel as the worst delivery firm, according to the latest Moneywise poll results.

Scam watch: Investors urged to check opportunities are legit

Friday, 09 December 2016 | News

Investors – in particular those aged over 55 – have been urged by the regulator to take their time to check that investment opportunities are legitimate before they hand over their cash.

Energy prices frozen for winter – but you could save hundreds more by switching

Thursday, 08 December 2016 | News

Three of the Big Six energy suppliers have mirrored the cold weather by freezing energy bills for some of their customers this winter.